India in Slow Motion, by Mark Tully, brings out a great understanding of the contrasts, contradictions, tragedy, humour, and the overwhelming resilience that make India the country it is today.
Summary of the Book
In this though-provoking account, Mark Tully brings out his passion for understanding India as a dynamic nation with all its faults and frailties. He delves into the intricate details that make this country function in spite of all the odds. He discusses subjects as diverse as bonded child labour, religious strife, political corruption, Sufi mysticism, Kashmir issue and several other funny, startling, poignant and humane faces of India. The book, perhaps, challenges all the preconceived notions of India, by refuting the "corrupt India" image, and asserts that change is indeed possible for a better and more peaceful nation.
About Mark Tully
Mark Tully was born in Calcutta in 1935. He was associated with BBC, New Delhi, for almost three decades. His brilliant broadcasting career includes him being the frequent presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme, Something Understood. Tully was knighted in 2002. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 2005. Some of his notable works include The Heart of India, India’s Unending Journey, and No Full Stops in India. He currently lives in New Delhi.
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